Donald Trump indicated that he may have “made a deal” allowing Russia to take over parts of Ukraine to end the war if he were president at the time of the invasion.
Mr Trump said it would have been an “at worst” scenario, and would not have happened because Putin would not have dared invade Ukraine at all if he had been in the White House.
The former president told Sean Hannity’s radio show: “Don’t forget, under Bush they take over Georgia, under Obama they took over Crimea.
The former president said: “So many more people are dying than recorded and that’s something that never would have happened.”.
Mr Trump has repeatedly said that the Ukraine invasion would not have taken place had he been re-elected in 2020.
Mr Trump has also said that he could end the current war in “no longer than one day” if he was in the White House.
Mr Zelensky said the trip might change Mr McCarthy’s “assumptions” about US military aid to Ukraine. »